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Glaucium.']                  '     FLORA. INDICA..                                   255
1. C. villosa (H.f. in Bot. Mag. t. 4596).
HAB. In Himalaya orientali tcmperata, alt. 10-12,000 ped.l—(FL
Jul.) (v. t?.)
Herba spithamaja vel ^edalis, perennis. Folia radicalia plurima, rotundata> 3-5-
Ipba, lobis crcnato-lobulatis, basi profunde cordata, 1-3 poll, lata, petiolo 3-5-pol-
licari; caulina media brevius pedicellata, suprema oblongo-pinnatifido-lobulata.
Flares in racemum laxum pauciflprum caulem terminantem disposita, 2-3 poll, lata,
1/edicellis curvis, alabastris cernuis. Petala rhombeo- v. obpvato-rotundata. Sta-
mina aurantiaca. Capsula 2-3 unc. longa, cylindrica, gracflis, erecta, valvis mem-
branaceis.
This beautiful plant was named in honour of the late J. F. W. Cathcart, judge in
the Bengal Civil Service, who devoted several years to forming, by means of native
artists, a most important collection of illustrations of Sikkim plants, which are now
deposited in the Museum of the Royal Gardens of K.ew.
6. DICRANOSTIGMA, H.f. et T.
Sepala -2, imbricata. Petala 4«. Stamina indefmita. Ovarium sti-
pitatuni, lagensefonae; stylo brevi; atigmate furcato, cruribus erectis
placentis % oppositis.—Herba peretmans, glauca* sparse subfflanduloso-
piloMy foliia radicali&us perphtrimis sinuate- v. lobato-pinnati/idi$t scapis
caulilwsve gratilibm supra medium paucifoliatis v. braeteolatis %-S-Jloris,
floribw aureis.
This remarkably distinct genus has only been found by Strachey and TVintcrbottom.
It differs from GhetidotiiwA (its nearest ally) in the shape of th6 ovary and form of
stigma, which presents two erect arms, alternating with the placentae, each being
simple, and consisting of the couflucut arms of contiguous stigmata. The habit is
very peculiar, and much resembles a lactucoid plant, and the Stylophorum diphyllum
of North America, which lias similar small weak soft hairs.
1. B. lactucoides (ILf. ct T.)—Meconopsis, HerL Sir. et JFint.
3!
HAB. In Himalaya\terapcrata ad Eogila in Garlxwal, alt. 11,000
ped., Sir. et Wint.l— (PL scstate.) (v. s.)
Herla apithamsca et ultra, tota plus minus pilis laxis compressis sub lente articu*
latis subpuleaccis conspersa. jFofia, omnia radicalia, cum petiolo dilatato 4 uuc. longa,
lineari'Oblonga, -J-3 unc. lata, lobis piunisve sub^S-jugis late ovatis, grosse et irregu-
lariter dentatis, doutibus acatis, subtus glaucis, suiierno albo-variegatis. Scam 3-4,
fpliis duplo longiorea, graciles, oscendcntes, longe nudi, supra medium foliis 1-2-uncia-
libus aessilibus pinnatindis oppositis alternisve bracteati. Alabastri ovoidei^ abrupte
acuminati, erecti ? Flores gracile pedlcellati. S&pala patentim laxe pilosa, i unc.
longa, marginibus imbricatis late membranaceis, apice in acumen 7. conra producta.
Petala 1-pollicaria, late obovata. Anthera Imeari-oblongBe. Ovarium breviter sti-
pitatum, \ unc. lougurn, pilis mollibus hispidulo-pubescenft; stylo 1 lin. longo; *%-
mala incrassata, cruribus late subulatis intus marginibusque puberulia.
We have fewer specimens of this plant than are desirable for drawing a complete
specific character; the genus is, however, a most distinct one, and cannot be con-
founded with any other.
6. GLATJCIUM, Tourn.
Sepala 2,'   Petala 4.    Stamina indefinita.    Ovarium lineare; stig-